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Post by moggie007 on Thu 5 May 2016 - 16:52

wow looks all the £300 quid you would expect to pay for it lol!

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Post by moggie007 on Thu 5 May 2016 - 16:59

i wander could i put a anti fat splatter screen there search for this in amazon Master-Class-Stainless-Odour-Resistant-Splatter cant post links yet lol
with a bit of adjustments lol!

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Post by DarrenJ on Thu 5 May 2016 - 19:45

Welcome to the forum and the Wind

Mine is a blue 1.2 GT line with heated leather seats, sports steering wheel, 17" alloys instead of 16", gloss black wing mirrors but matt black, roof plus mp3 player with inbuilt bluetooth. I think that's fairly standard on most GT lines I've seen apart from the leather heated seats
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Post by moggie007 on Thu 5 May 2016 - 22:09

hi darrenj,
thats what ive got so mine is a gt the guy said its a collectors edition not too bothered cause its cool but good to know
cheers wind

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Post by DarrenJ on Thu 5 May 2016 - 22:27

Yours does sound like the limited edition if it has the gloss roof etc, red cowl etc so it does have a few extra bits more then the GT line. But as colin565 says there's not too much extra to separate the models. So if I was looking for another one I'd just go for best condition and if didn't have all the spec use it as a bargaining tool to get a better deal
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Post by moggie007 on Fri 6 May 2016 - 0:14

hi darrenj
there is no chrome mirrors no red bits interior also the roof is matt so it must be a gt i think.
with added bits wind

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Post by knebby on Fri 6 May 2016 - 17:26

Barbs wrote:
colin565 wrote:NEW WIND DEFLECTOR...Just cannot see it making a difference  Shocked
i did experiment.... I bought a sun shield you know the type you put in the back of cars to protect kids.  I slotted into the into the rim around the parcel shelf and it just fitted to the roof of the car it did have some affect the problem was the wind eventually unhooked it from the roof and it would start flapping around so gave up.  lol!

Or you could use a tea tray and get a years insurance with what you've saved....
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Post by knebby on Fri 6 May 2016 - 17:35

I often wonder whether the air would just flow through the cockpit without buffeting if the rear window tilted open or was removable....
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Post by colin565 on Fri 6 May 2016 - 23:12

I had an electric rear window on my Honda delsol CRX which has the same Targa top design as the Wind, and when you put the back window fully down you got buffeted like mad, so tended to just have it half way down. (conditions: roof off, side windows up).

And on my rear engined Hillman Imp, with tilt up hinged back window (this is going back a bit to my first car in the 1970's), I tried running with the back window open as an experiment and got choked to bits by engine fumes Very Happy

MORAL: So fixed back window is fine  lol!
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Post by moggie007 on Fri 6 May 2016 - 23:27

colin565  I had an electric rear window on my Honda delsol CRX which has the same Targa top design as the Wind, and when you put the back window fully down you got buffeted like mad.

wow i still have this car and selling it moving on to the wind WEIRD

What a Face wind

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Post by colin565 on Fri 6 May 2016 - 23:41

Must have been pretty old by now? as mine was a 1995 model and production ended in 1998. One of the best Honda's ever. Now they are just bland.

Here is a picture of my imported Delsol which is long gone, autobox with the VTEC engine that hammered you into the seat back when it switched over at high revs, really miss it Very Happy   

Still got the plate though which is on my Wind now.

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Post by moggie007 on Sat 7 May 2016 - 10:50

hi,
that looks exactly like i got now but 1.5 vtec and manual, its from 94/5 also
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Post by colin565 on Sat 7 May 2016 - 13:02

You were lucky. Manuals were quite rare on the import market, most Delsols were 3 speed autoboxes, as the Japanese home market loved them. Whereas the UK version the CRX were mostly sold as manuals. 

I actually took the metal profile cam out the autobox selector and filed down the safety stops out of the profile cam, exception being reverse (did not want to go into reverse by accident in forward direction, or boom! no gears left, eek! ) Shocked

Safety stops meant you had to press the button on the shift stick to select 1, 2, 3, Drive, Neutral, Park or Reverse.

This meant instead of just driving in D drive position as a full automatic , this allowed me to select 1, 2 and 3 manually by shifting up and down without pressing the safety stops, like a semi-automatic does today, and could just run up and down the box 123,321. Only danger was going from 2 to 1 too quickly as it would nearly put me through the windscreen, he he.

Advantage was that it was more like a manual box without the clutch pedal, and made it quicker off the lights. Yes, that was my toy boy racer days  Very Happy
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Post by Barbs on Sat 7 May 2016 - 13:58

@Col why does you admitting to being a boy racer not surprise me.....

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Post by colin565 on Sat 7 May 2016 - 15:26

Barbs wrote:@Col why does you admitting to being a boy racer not surprise me.....
 
Buying a RED Wind is a give away, harking back to my past lol!
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Post by moggie007 on Tue 10 May 2016 - 19:02

hi all,
just got off the phone with arnold clark sales they have a 11 plate with 17500 on it two owners black gt they will put 25 quid worth of fuel in it also 6 month tax, 2 month warranty and a service for 5k. i go see her saturday the only problem is the alloys 3 of them are slightly damaged maybe have to go to the referbs but overall quite happy if the cars in good nick. one draw back the wifes pinched the other wind so this is mine lol! wind

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Post by DarrenJ on Tue 10 May 2016 - 19:07

Well if it's the 17inch wheels I'd be more surprised to find one that didn't need any to be refurbished - need to get mine done and it's not too bad a cost and going to use it as opportunity to change colour of them
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Post by moggie007 on Tue 10 May 2016 - 19:25

what colour are you going for is it match the car
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Post by DarrenJ on Tue 10 May 2016 - 19:48

No thinking of a matt dark grey, perhaps change the silvers front grill surrounds to match. But will wait until after MOT and service in a few months time, just in case anything more necessary is needed first
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Post by Barbs on Tue 10 May 2016 - 21:32

@moggie007 sounds like a good deal.

@darrenj I got mine painted silver and I think they look great.

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Post by knebby on Tue 10 May 2016 - 21:44

moggie007 wrote:hi all,
just got off the phone with arnold clark sales they have a 11 plate with 17500 on it two owners black gt they will put 25 quid worth of fuel in it also 6 month tax, 2 month warranty and a service for 5k. i go see her saturday the only problem is the alloys 3 of them are slightly damaged maybe have to go to the referbs but overall quite happy if the cars in good nick. one draw back the wifes pinched the other wind so this is mine lol! wind
1.2 or 1.6? (Not that there's any difference in value.)

I got my black 1.6 GT Line back in December with 15,500 miles on it for £5,450 and thought I'd got a decent deal.

Welcome to the two-Wind club!
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Post by colin565 on Tue 10 May 2016 - 23:54

When you look at pictures of secondhand Winds out there for sale, most have really knocked up alloys, as the design makes them stick out and get kerbed too easily.

I think we all know that  lol!

Those buying will have to get them painted, or refurbished or even powder coated.

Maybe the best solution is to buy a different set of alloys, though a more expensive option.
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Post by moggie007 on Wed 11 May 2016 - 10:25

hi knebby,
its a 1.2
http://www.arnoldclarkcarpreview.com/vpCL6jB4bKt

link to the car they made that day for me cool Cool

i will see how bad the alloys are Saturday (the sales man said it looks like water has got under the lacquer so maybe not too bad after all) 
cheers all wind

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Post by colin565 on Wed 11 May 2016 - 10:54

If buying black, make sure you get it outside and dry for showing up any body marks, as inside a showroom it is harder to see them compared to say a white or red Wind.

Looks in good condition though going by the video.

If alloys are really bad, 'hum and haw' about it as a deal breaker, and get then to sort it for you (refurbish, repaint or powder coat). I would say the dearest is powder coat and is around £200*, but get them to go halfers, free, or other such deal.

*...Mine are getting scruffy and I want to get them powder coated silver soon, which have already priced at around £50 an alloy.
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Post by moggie007 on Wed 11 May 2016 - 12:18

hi colin565,
i got them to give me a free service + £25 worth of fuel + 6 months tax for the same price because of the wheels cheers 
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Post by colin565 on Wed 11 May 2016 - 15:57

That's fine, you can sort the wheels any time at a later date.
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Post by moggie007 on Sun 15 May 2016 - 12:49

got it yesterday very impressed with the paintwork very clean but on the test drive it has a knock on the passenger front also the steering wheel isn't quite straight. the good news is that's it under warranty so is going back to my local arnold clark renault to be fixed. i in the mean time will check it  tomorrow (used to be a car mechanic) will keep you informed how it went.
looks cool looking out the window with 2 winds there Laughing 

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Post by moggie007 on Sun 15 May 2016 - 12:50

oh the wheels is what he said water under the lacquer so should be cheaper to fix maybe
scratch  wind

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Post by Barbs on Sun 15 May 2016 - 14:09

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Post by knebby on Sun 15 May 2016 - 19:45

Steering wheel not quite straight - I've never known a car have its tracking knocked out of alignment so easily as the Wind. Big potholes, hidden rocks on a grass verge and kerbs have all done mine. I don't suppose there's any difference in the mechanicals but it's all been on my 1.2, I've not had a prob yet with the 1.6.
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